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FOX News
Aug 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT
for the obama administration to release intelligence backing its claims. we have fox team coverage tonight. fox news military analyst, jennifer griffin at the pentagon, what we know about possible tactics. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on where things stand now. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. at this hour, the president is huddled in meetings whether to inch closer to military action, amid questions whether he will do something he railed against in 2008, acting unilaterally. as syrian officials -- biden joined the officials saying action is imminent. >> national security is strengthened. we will hold accountable those who violate international norms. >> reporter: two years ago this month president obama called for syrian president bashar al-assad to go. today, white house officials declared the objective of any possible military action would not be to drive the dictator from power. >> the options are not about regime change, they're about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> repor
MSNBC
Aug 31, 2013 11:00am PDT
of folks were expecting president obama to come out and announce that they had decided to move forward unilaterally move forward without congressional approval, and that's not what he said. he said he has decided that military action is the right next step but that he is going to put the matter to a vote in congress, and of course we know in the past several days, more and more members of congress have been saying that they want a vote, and they think they deserve a vote before president obama actually launches any type of military strike, so it appears as though those voices have won in this case, so this will be put to a congressional vote. a couple things that stood out to me, craig. president obama saying that the chairman of the joint chiefs told him he is ready to move forward with military action, and that it's not necessarily time sensitive, that if this occurs in a month they would still be able to weaken assad's military capabilities. so that is one of the things that stood out. another thing, you didn't hear president obama say he was going to call congress back right now, a
FOX News
Aug 7, 2013 3:00pm PDT
baier is on deck, "special report." >>> as al qaeda attempts to come back, president obama attempts another reset. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. so al qaeda isn't on its last legs after all. president obama is tweaking his message after being forced to shut down almost two dozen diplomatic outposts because of new terror threats. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon with the surprising story of what led to the bulking up of al qaeda in yemen. we begin with ed henry and the president's al qaeda makeover. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. the president used to say al qaeda was on the run, now he's just saying they're on their heels. addressing troops at camp pendleton, he said something he normally shies away from. >> we have been at war with al qaeda. >> reporter: on a late night comedy show, the president stressed to the troops he's all over it. >> even as we designate the al qaeda leadership that attacked us on 9/11, al qaeda affiliates and like minded extremists still threaten our home land. >> reporter: earlier, the president used the soft
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 9:00am PDT
it matters here if nothing is done. >> uma: fleet awading word from president obama. if america launches an attack. we will largely go it alon, as the international community stands mostly silent. the white house says intel shows with high confidence bashar assad, a man they call a thug and murder gassed his own people including hundreds of children. hello, i'm uma pemmaraju. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> uma: we begin with live coverage in latest development of the syrian crisis. a team of military experts and analysts, including colonel oliver north on how the mission may unfold. house foreign affairs member, iliana ross layton will join us for more on the debate whether the president needs the okay from congress before he moves ahead with the military strike. live reports on what is happening on the ground on syria from connor powell, molly henneberg. we have coverage and breaking news with conor powell. >> reporter: the u.n. inspectors left syria today wrapping up a four-day trip. they are investigating claims of a chemical wh
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
>>> fox alert. president obama announcing plans to move forward now with a military strike in syria. his speech punctuating a week of case-making from the administration. the president now calling for the congressional approval to retaliate against the assad regime for use of chemical weapons. welcome to news headquarters. >> i'm heather childers. a short time ago the president saying that for diplomacy, the time for diplomacy is over. he will now seek authorization from congress to pursue military action. listen. >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. to not be an open didn't ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. i'm confident we can hold the assad regime responsible for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior and degrade their capacity to carry it out. >> congressional correspondent mike emmanuel live from wall. mike? >> reporter: heather, after a lot of grumbling about lacking deta
Current
Aug 7, 2013 4:00pm PDT
story about president obama and of course, the leader of russia, russian president vladamir put tin. president obama has canceled the meeting they were going to have in mass cow partly because of the edward snowden asylum issue. let's show a report and then discuss. >> u.s. russian relations have been strained and the kremlins decision to give edward snowden temporary asylum fueled the flames. today the white house announced that president obama will not meet one-on-one with president vladamir put tin next month when in you russia for an international summit. the white house said that there wasn't enough progress on the agenda to offmeeting, but there's also this. russia's disappointing decision to grant edward snowden temporary asylum was a factor. >> there's an alleged law breaker in their country. we evaluate it, and we try to work with them. they didn't do that with us. >> those were president obama's first comments about snowden's asylum. he was also candid about his relationship with put tin. >> the truth is that when we have meetings, we can have some pretty blunt exchanges a
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 2:00pm PDT
-american president standing on those same steps he did in 1963. here is president obama commemorating dr. king's dream and his lasting legacy this afternoon. >> on a hot summer day they assembled here in our nation's capital under the shadow of the great emancipator. everyone that realizes what those glorious patriots knew on that day that change does not come from washington but to washington. that change has always been built on our willingness, we, the people, to take on the mantle of citizenship, you are marching. that's the lesson of our past. that's the promise of tomorrow. >> okay, bob, you were particularly moved by this speech as you were by dr. king's speech so many years, 50 years ago. >> yeah. i think if dr. king had been alive today, listened to these tributes, i think he would have been -- first of all, he would have been amazed there was a black president, but i think obama did exactly the right thing. i think he talked about change coming from the grass roots into washington, not the other way around. i know there's been a lot of controversy about washington dictating from here
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
weekend. "special report" is up next. >>> obama administration puts it in writing, laying out a case for military action against syria. this is "special report." good evening, i am doug mcelway in for bret baier. we finally got a look at some of the evidence this afternoon that president obama says puts the blame for last week's chemical attack on damascus squarely at the feet of the assad regime. many at home and abroad are unconvinced military action is about saving lives and not saving face for the president. we have fox team coverage. jennifer griffin at the pentagon has the latest on preparation for battle. james rosen at the state department with john kerry's big moment on the world stage. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry and a president on a very hot and lonely seat. good evening, ed. >> reporter: that's right, good evening, doug. a president that came to power opposing war tonight is on the verge of unilateral military action. after days of the commander in chief laying low on syria and twice letting his secretary of state take the lead, president obama
LINKTV
Aug 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
has invited sharif to washington fo for talks with president obama. he says he still wants his government in the drone attacks on pakistani soil. >> and the light of today's discussion, we will continue this dialogue on how to stop this policy of drone attacks. nations is warning violence against afghanistan civilian population is increasing 23% over the same time last year. the figures were disclosed wednesday. >> the number of civilians killed or injured rose i 23% compared to the same time last year. deaths and 2533 injuries, total of 3852 civilian casualties. this marked an increase of 14% injuries and 28% in over the same time it in 2012. >> us-led nato occupation forces to do in its formal mission in afghanistan next year. and a report from the pentagon says the afghan military will "substantial training, advising and assistance -- including financial support goes quote long after the december 2014 withdrawal date thre. were heldal elections in zimbabwe wednesday in the latest challenge to longme president agave whose main challenger called the elections a huge farce and
LINKTV
Aug 16, 2013 3:00pm PDT
after president obama defended the national security agency for not abusing its surveillance powers, the nsa's own internal audit reveals the agency has broken its own privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times a year. then we go to cairo where the muslim brotherhood has called for a day of rage after more than 600 people were killed on wednesday. >> the one thing people will not stand for in the long term is to have this kind of regressive security state inflicted upon them. once the targets of this authoritarian apparatus moves away from the islamists and starts imposing itself on other parts of egyptian society, then perhaps,e might see, once again a popular uprising against that kind of crackdown. >> we will speak with sharif abdel kouddous in cairo and p.j. crowley, former state department spokesperson, who is called for the u.s. to suspend military aid to egypt and call the ouster of mohamed morsi a coup. then, didn't eight-year-old spy for america? we look at how u.s. allies in yemen used a child the place electronic chips on the man he considered to
CNN
Aug 31, 2013 12:00pm PDT
and terrorism. this is a statement. i'll read it to you, congressman. president obama is advocating his responsibility as commander in chief and undermining the authority of future presidents. the president does not need congress to authorize a strike on syria. if assad's use of chemical weapons against civilians deserves a military response, and i believe it does, and if the president is seeking congressional approval, then he should call congress back into special session at the earliest date. the president doesn't need 535 members of congress to enforce his own red line. you totally disagree with peter king. tell our viewers quickly, because we're out of time, congressman rangel, why he's wrong and you're right. >> peter king i thought was on the right track when he said the president should call back the congress. but this whole idea that he doesn't need 535 -- at least i hope he's saying we need the majority. to an extent of what his belief is, it's 135th of the united states congress. so i respect him or anybody else who believes the president is authorized to attack another count
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 4:00pm PDT
is it for this special report. >>> for the first time president obama says he will seek authorization from congress. he says the u.s. should take military action against the assad regime inside war didn't torn syria for using chemical weapons on its citizens but according to the president he will wait for congress to vote on the issue. the news coming fast tonight from around the globe as the world watches and waits for a positive u.s. strike. prez obama making his case for action in a statement today in the rose garden saying the deaths of innocent civilians at the hands of their government should not go unpunished. >> here's my question for every member of congress and every member of the global community. what message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to dmeth plain sight and pay no price? make no mistake, has implications beyond chemical war fair. if we won't enforce accountability in this heinous act what does it sap to other members who do this? the governments who would choose to build nuclear arms? the terrorists who would spread biological weapons? >> we should tell you,
PBS
Aug 24, 2013 5:00pm PDT
that president obama has military options available. he has met with advisers to consider actions following an alleged chemical attack blamed on the syrian government. three destroyers are currently deployed, with reports of another is on the way, all of them carrying up to 300 cruise missiles, which is more than enough to act rapidly if obama wants to order the strike. there is also the nato maritime group, which includes four more ships. and if we look at the mainland, the u.s. and western allies military presence around syria is also very significant. we are following america's military willingness. >> it appears the u.s. is no longer just using words to address these. crisis. they are pointing to possible military action now being deliberated. despite the fact the unconfirmed reports made by the syrian rebels not been verified, president obama has called recent allegations of chemical weapons being used by the syrian government a big event of grave concern. white house officials say the u.s. has a range of options and the administration is going to act very deliberately in making decisi
CNN
Aug 25, 2013 6:00am PDT
, this could certainly change the calculation for the obama administration. we know the pentagon has been updating it's target list for potential air strikes in syria, looking at not only command a and control fa stillities. they have also moved warships, they have added a third close to syria. all three of these have standoff capabilities. what we're talking about here u fighter jets launching from outside that air space, or more likely cruise missiles from these destroyers. >> back to cruise missiles, there are reports of 1,300 casualties. this obviously could be monumental. so the question is were there chemical weapons used. the government is saying it's the rebels, the rebels are saying it's the government. >> we saw over the weekend, video of that cache in the rebel stronghold, the syrian government says they came across that gas mask canisters in a rebel area saying the rebels were using this. >> i want to put you on hold right now, because we have fred plankton on the phone. what can you tell us? >> reporter: i was in an interview with the syrian deputy foreign minister and it was
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 3:00am PDT
is beginning to take shape around, yes, of course, the repeal of obama care. and last night at a heritage foundation defund obama care event in texas, senator ted cruz tried to rally conservatives. >> what happens next is president obama and harry reid are going to scream and yell those mean, nasty republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government. what has to happen after that is we've got to do something that conservatives haven't done in a long time. we've got to stand up and win the argument. why is it that every reporter in the media and a significant percentage of republicans assume with an impasse that president obama will never, ever, ever give up his principals so republicans have to give up theirs. if you have an impasse, you want to know one side or the other has to blink. how do we win this fight? don't blink! >> by the way, cruz was heckled at that event by people saying they wanted health care as well, but there were more supporters, as he said, than there were hecklers. earlier, though, former u.s. senator jim demint and president of the heritage foundation sa
CNN
Aug 31, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. let's bring you up to speed. it's the option that many did not see coming. president obama telling the world that a military strike on syria will not happen unless congress gives its s approval >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this would not be an open-ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. that's why i've made a second decision, i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american peoples representatives in congress. for the last several days we've heard from members of congress who want their voices to be heard. i absolutely agree. >> and for the last several minutes we've been hearing more from members of congress, senators john mccain and lindsey graham, republicans released a joint statement saying while they do believe that syria's president bashar al-assad does need to be punished, they, quote, can not in good conscience support isolated military strikes in syria that are not
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 10:00am PDT
know what we know, the question is what will we do let me empsoys. president obama and we in the united states we believe in the united nations and great respect for the brave inspector who endured regime gunfire and obstructions to their investigation. and as the security general moon said again and again, the un investigation will not affirm who used these chemical weapons. that is not the mandate of the un investigation. they will only a whether such weapons were used. by the definition of their own mandate, the un can't tell us anything that we haven't shared with you this afternoon and we don't already know and because of the guaranteed russian obstructionism of any action of the un security council, the un cannot dwaflinnize the world to act the way it should. let me be clear, we'll talk to the congress and talking to our allies and most importantly talking to the american people and president obama will insure that the united states of america makes our decisions on our own time lines and based on our value asks in our interest. now we know that after a decade of conflict, the am
CNBC
Aug 28, 2013 7:00pm EDT
, and find out what he thinks president obama should do. >>> stocks rebound today, but the syrian news drove gold and oil higher. are you about to see big price increasing at the pump? >>> on this 50th anniversary of the "i have a dream" speech, we look at the economic achievements for blacks in america. all those stories an more coming up on "the kudlow report" beginning right now. good evening, everyone. this is "the kudlow report." in a rapidly developing story, u.s. officials telling nbc news tonight that the syria crisis is, quote, past the point of no return. and that air strikes are expected soon to punish the syrian regime. nbc's richard engel joins us from the turkey/syria border with the latest details. good evening, richard. >> reporter: larry, the longer this goes on, the more difficult it is for the united states to carry out any action, let alone a decisive action. the u.n. inspectors were back at their work, visiting sites where the worst of these alleged chemical attacks took place. they took hair, urine, blood samples. they want to continue their work. the man dade for these
FOX News
Aug 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. >> okay. kids, that's it. >>> president obama weighs what could be the most important and difficult decision of his presidency, whether to syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on the ground. this is special report. >>> good evening. i'm bret baier. the russians are warning us off. syria is promising chaos if we do it, but president obama tonight is said to be considering a military response to the latest chemical weapons attacks in syria. we have fox team coverage tonight. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon. but we begin with chief white house correspondent, ed henry on the politics of the syria crisis both here and overseas and where we are right now. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening. they believe that not only that chemical weapons were used but that they can pin it on the sire yan -- syrian government. secretary john kerry flatly declared president obama believes there must be accountability for the use of what he called the world's most heinous weapons. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of moralit
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 4:00pm PDT
and estimates put it at more than 100,000. a yearing on president obama said chemical weapon used in syria would be crossing a red line. >> president conferred with another world leader on syria. >> he spoke with british prime minister david cameron about the possible chemical weapons attack. they expressed grave concern and agreed to work together and with the international community to figure out how to respond. president obama is getting reports from the u.s. enteleigence community which according to the white white trying to ascertain what happened in syria and waiting to hear from a united nation's team in syria before the president makes a decision on how the u.s. will respond. in the moan time defense secretary chuck hagel told reporters that the defense department has a responsibility to provide the president with options for all contingency and that requires positioning our forces and assets to be able for the president to choose. and harris, the u.s. has four war ships in the region, harris. >> it is awfully difficult when we are not begin information or notes to know whether and this
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
the country's civil war. those realities weigh heavily on president obama today when he marks the dream anniversary, honoring the legacy of nonviolence on the eve of an expected u.s.-led military strike. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, august 28th, 2013. this "the daily rundown," i'm chuck todd. let's get right to the first reads of the morning. today is the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. of course dr. martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech before a crowd of a quarter million people in washington and millions more on television watched on that 1963 day. his remarks galvanized the civil rights movement. president obama called it one of the five greatest speeches in american history. >> when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city. we will be able to speed up that day with all of god's children, black men and white men, jews and gentiles, protestants and catholic, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old knnegro spiritual, freet last, free at last, thank god almighty, we are free at last. >>
CNN
Aug 22, 2013 9:00am EDT
of louisiana republicans are pointing the finger at, wait for it, president obama. >>> and, 32 days, 18 accusers and one very pitiful fall from office. san diego mayor bob filner strikes a deal. "newsroom" is back after a break. ♪ ♪ he's a 20-year-straight, get to work on time ♪ ♪ ♪ he's loved one woman for all his life ♪ ♪ ♪ everybody knows he ain't just tough ♪ ♪ he's strong [ male announcer ] the all-new 2014 chevy silverado. strong for all the roads ahead. [ male announcer ] a family that vacations together, sunscreens together. find a hilton everywhere you want to go with rates as low as $109 per night. book now at hilton.com/getaway. . it is clear this morning that hannah anderson does not want to be seen as a victim. the teenager kidnapped by a family friend who murdered her mother and brother decided to go public on nbc's "today" show anderson said she's not a victim, she's a survivor and talked publicly about ethan and her mom for the very first time. >> he had a really big heart and she was strong hearted and very tough. she knew how to handle things. >> ha
FOX News
Aug 5, 2013 3:00pm PDT
president obama has repeatedly denounced leaks, there was an extraordinary breach leaked today, putting the administration in a flattering light. u.s. officials told "the new york times" the white house decided to close the embassies after intercepting electronic communications between top al qaeda leaders. one u.s. official boasting this was significant, it was the big guys talking and talking about very specific timing for an attack or attacks. the leak about intercepting electronic communications is a bit of unfortunate timing for the administration, just as it has been taking heat over whether the nsa surveillance programs go too far, although the new information showing such close coordination between al qaeda's core leadership in pakistan and top affiliate in the arabian peninsula raises new questions about whether the terror group is really on the run. >> we have brought continually pressure to bear on both al qaeda core and al qaeda's affiliates, and we have for a number of years made clear our intention in terms of the threat presented by al qaeda has shifted in focus to some o
NBC
Aug 11, 2013 8:00am PDT
>>> our key issues and people this week. spying showdown. president obama orders changes to u.s. surveillance programs and faces tough questions about the nsa leaker. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> the debate over the future of u.s. spying programs. mike mccaul, the head of the house homeland security committee. analysis from ted koppel of nbc news and "the washington post's" barton gellman. then presidential orders. strong words from the commander in chief this week about stamping out sexual assault in the military. the pentagon is preparing new rules, but there is an agreement on how to end the crisis. i go one-on-one with one of the lawmakers pushing for change, missouri senator claire mccaskill. >>> the immigration debate. a critical time for reform as members of congress head back to their districts to prepare for the fall fight. what are the prospects for passage? talk to both sides including the congressmen leading the fight against reform. >>> end of an era. the venerable "the washington post" is sold to amazon's jeff bez bezos. was what does it say abo
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
report" is next. >>> the obama administration consults with allies, finally agrees to talk to congressional leaders before pulling the trigger on syria. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. the only shots being fired continue to be of the rhetorical variety tonight as the anticipation grows of a u.s. military attack against syria. the u.s. is so far playing by the rules with other nations. however, the lawmakers here at home were until today definitely feeling left out. we have fox team coverage. melissa francis in new york has economic implications of a military move on syria. catherine herridge looks at how limited strikes worked before. james rosen at the state department looks at the possible blow back the action may carry for our allies and adversaries. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry with where things stand now. hello, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. fox learned tomorrow the white house will brief top house and senate members about key intelligence involving syria, and also possible strikes that are planned against syria.
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 12:00pm PDT
says they will not back retaliatory military strike, denying obama the valuable cover that he thought he was going to get. earlier this afternoon after meeting with the president and the national security council, secretary of state john kerry delivered the administration's most powerful statement to date on this matter. >> we know that the regime has used those weapons multiple times this year. we know that for three days before the attack, the syrian regime's chemical weapons personnel were on the ground, in the area making preparations. we know the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions. we know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas and went only to opposition-controlled or contested neighborhoods. breathing difficulties, people twitching with spasms, coughing, rapid heartbeats, foaming at the mouth, unconsciousness and death. we saw rows of deadlined up in burial shrouds. the white linen unstained by a single drop of blood. the united states government now knows that at least 1,429 syrians were killed in t
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 1:00pm EDT
tension, obama cancels the newton meeting -- putin meeting. thank you for being with us. guest: thank you for having me. >> later today the president will visit with troops and families from camp pendleton in california. tonight -- >> if you were an invited guest of the madisons or in the mid- circle of family or friends, you would be invited into the driving room from the drawing room. madison, in an atsual setting, would sit the head the table. her husband was at the center. dolly would direct the conversation and james would be able to engage in intimate or lively conversation with the people to his immediate right and left. set forle today is eight people. there could be as many as 20 people served in the dining room. that would not be unusual. indeed, dolly madison consider dining at montpelier to be so much more relaxing than entertaining in washington. she said it is less worry feeding 100 people at montpelier than 25 in washington. inour encore presentation continues at 9:00 tonight on c- span. balz discussedn his recent book about the future of elections of america which details
FOX News
Aug 30, 2013 12:00pm PDT
>> this is "studio b." president obama saying moments ago that he has not made a decision on taking action against the syrian regime for using chemical weapons, but the president says, quote, this kind of offense is a challenge to the world. that minutes are the secretary of state john kerry addressed reporters and the public, laying out some of the evidence against syria, and while the u.s. intelligence officials are highly confident that assad's regime used chemical weapons to target innocent civilians. >>> inside syria. word the military forces there have made move to prepare for any possible strike. we'll tell you what we're hearing from our sources. that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." >>> but first from fox at 3:00, president obama speaking just minutes ago, calling syria's use of chemical weapons a threat to america's national security. one, that affects nations all around the world. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. thi
FOX News
Aug 26, 2013 12:00pm PDT
ahead. president obama has also been in close touch with teeders ---door key leader us of our allies. make no mistake, president obama believes there mississippi be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. nothing today is more serious and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny. thank you. >> i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. just heard secretary of said john kerry giving his first accounts of the crisis in syria. the secretary delivers litany of what they believe is the proof that chemical weapons were used in syria. as important as what he laid out is what when he did not lay out, is a time line of dealing with syria, going after the regimes. what the did lay out there have to be consequences for any action, any chemical weapon used and said the president at some point in time will decide what to do but made it very, very clear the secretary of state believes there will be some type of action used against sirra, but keep in mind, we have u.n. inspectors on the ground, and seemed to indicate that
LINKTV
Aug 5, 2013 8:00am PDT
report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has announced it will keep 19 embassies in north africa and the middle east closed from to a week due to fears of a possible military threat. ramped up security measures were in place over the weekend that some of the 22 diplomatic posts shattered by the concerns. saxby chambliss, the top republican on the senate intelligence committee, said intercepted communications were reminiscent of what was heard before the 9/11 attacks. credited the nsa spy programs with detecting the threat. >> these programs are controversial. . we understand that. very important. there are what lead us to have or allow us to have the ability to gather this chatter that i refer to. if we did not have these programs, then we simply would not be able to listen in on the bad guys. the 702ay, it is program that has allowed us to pick up on this chatter. that is the program that allows us to listen overseas, not on domestic soil, but overseas. >> opponents of the nsa sweeping program held action sunday. the group protested in several u.s. cities on what it dubbed 1984
CNN
Aug 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
missiles. >> obama orders a report justifying a strike as assad tell s america, you will fail. >>> also, yosemite tinderbox. firefighters replace tourists as thousands race to save an american treasure. >> oh, my god. >> this morning, condition critical. new concerns for the largest trees on earth, california's beautiful sequoias. have they met their match? >>> plus, extreme heat shutting down schools in the midwest. temperatures soaring well above 100. >> it's just really hot, and it's just hard because we're sweating and stuff like that. >> classes cancelled, practice postponed. relief not coming at least until the weekend. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin in syria and late developments on the possibility of u.s. military strikes. just minutes ago, we learned that defense secretary chuck hagel told the bbc the united states is ready to go if president obama orders an attack on syria. and that's not the only new development. within the last hour, we've learned of a u.s. intelligence report that's abou
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2013 3:00am PDT
evidence and now, of course, what comes next, barack obama is now moving closer to military strike. "boston globe" also talking about a coming military strike. it looks like it's probably going to happen. let's get to news. >> top u.s. officials now say chemical weapons were used in da masses cas and the president is considering a limited military strike on select targets inside the country. yesterday u.n. inspectors visited the site of the attacks and though low expectations for what their probe will uncover, secretary of state john kerry says there is little doubt as to what happened there. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the contents of the world. p it defies any code of more reality. let me be clear. the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. the reported number of victims the reported symptoms of those who were killed or injured, the firsthand accounts from humanitarian organizations, these all strongly indicate that everything these images are already screaming at us, is real
FOX News
Aug 31, 2013 12:00pm PDT
>>> just over an hour ago, president obama saying there should be military action in syria. take a listen. >> this attack is it an assault on human dignity. it also presents a serious danger to our national security. it risks making a mochrie of the global prohibition of the use of chemical weapons. it endangers our friends and partners along syria's borders, including israel, jordan, turkey, lebanon and iraq. it could lead to escalating use of chemical weapons. or their proliferation to terrorist groups who would do our people harm. in a world with many dangers, this menace must be confronted. after careful deliberation, i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this will not be an open ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. but i'm confident we can hold the assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons. deter this kind of behavior, and degrade their capacity to carry it out. >> the president saying he will seek a congr
NBC
Aug 12, 2013 3:00am PDT
around for a day and it would be gone. now you have president obama being forced to say that he welcomes the debate, which he welcomes sort of like the ceo who gets an angry letter yet writes back and says thank you for your interest in our surveillance programs. but it's top of the ageneral da for two months. >> the president spoke out about snowden during his press conference on friday and said the following. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made these links. i actually think we would have got on the same place, and we would have done so without putting at risk our national security. >> chairman mccaul, do you believe that, that this administration really did welcome the debate, that he would have reviewed these surveillance programs were it not for edward snowden? >> i see no evidence of that. i think snowden came out, leaked this information, and the white house has been backtracking ever since. i think when the story initially broke, the president went under c
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
leads to hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries prompting president obama to cancel a major military exercise. is there more the u.s. will do to stop the violence? plus, some new names headlining in the hawkeye state talk this weekend. but the spotlight still belongs to the superstars on each side. and another surprise headline on what the nsa is up to. an internal review shows the intel outfit broke its own rule thousands times. good morning from washington. it's friday, august 16th, 2013. and this is "the daily rundown." we're watching developing news out of egypt. the country bracing for more bloodshed today. tens of thousands of muslim brotherhood members and their supports are responding to calls for a day of rage. pouring into the streets to protest this week's brutal government crackdown. we're watching crowds demonstrators crossing a bridge through cairo. most likely trying to make its way to the square where morsi supporters are gathering. in direct defiance to the state of emergency. the army has been giving the green light to use live ammunition against the protes
NBC
Aug 12, 2013 3:30am EDT
just had the president of yemen here for a meeting with president obama. he goes back feeling wonderful about his new relationship with the president. next thing the president does is says in effect, sorry, but we don't trust you yemenis to protect your embassies so in effect we shut down our embassy, we have an emergency evacuation. what does that do to our relationship in the rest of north africa? what does that do in our relationship in the middle east? with all of these governments. the terrorists have achieved more with one phone call than we have achieved with all our response. >> chairman mccaul? >> you know, well, listen, i think -- the threat's real. and what i call the narrative of the president saying that al qaeda is on its heels, the struggle's over, let's go back to pre-9/11 mentality, i think it's very dangerous narrative. i get the same threat briefings that the president of the united states does. and i'm not seeing his rhetoric meeting reality. and the fact of the matter is there is a spider web. you know, we were just focused on pakistan, afghanistan, iraq. this core
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